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Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. www.democracynow.org

28.01.2020

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

In a major ruling, the U.N. International Court of Justice at The Hague has ordered Burma to “take all measures within its power” to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide. The court issued the ruling Thursday, calling the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Burma, also known as Myanmar, “extremely vulnerable” to military… »

24.01.2020

Tim Robbins: Bernie Sanders Is the Best Shot We Have to Defeat Donald Trump

Tim Robbins: Bernie Sanders Is the Best Shot We Have to Defeat Donald Trump

We continue our conversation with Academy Award-winning actor and director Tim Robbins, whose recent projects include the new film “Dark Waters” and a play about immigration called “The New Colossus.” He recently endorsed Vermont senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president. “I believe he is the only one of… »

21.01.2020

MLK’s Radical Final Years: Civil Rights Leader Was Isolated After Taking On Capitalism & Vietnam War

MLK’s Radical Final Years: Civil Rights Leader Was Isolated After Taking On Capitalism & Vietnam War

Fifty years ago this April, Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. Today we look back at the last three years of King’s life, beginning after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Despite passage of the monumental legislation,… »

17.01.2020

We Can’t Be Silent Anymore: Rev. Barber & Poor People’s Campaign Push Presidential Debate on Poverty

We Can’t Be Silent Anymore: Rev. Barber & Poor People’s Campaign Push Presidential Debate on Poverty

As the final Democratic debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses took place Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa, more than 100 protesters gathered outside the debate venue at Drake University to demand a televised presidential debate on poverty. Led by Reverend William Barber, demonstrators carried a coffin to honor the… »

14.01.2020

Women Protest Against Accused Rapists Harvey Weinstein & President Trump

Women Protest Against Accused Rapists Harvey Weinstein & President Trump

In New York City, at least 100 women protested against accused sexual predator Harvey Weinstein outside the Manhattan courthouse where the disgraced Hollywood mogul is standing trial for rape. Protesters: “Patriarchy is our judge! God imprisons us at birth! And our punishment … It’s not my fault, not where I… »

11.01.2020

Andrew Bacevich: The U.S. Needs to Abandon “Militarized Approach” to Middle East and Build Peace

Andrew Bacevich: The U.S. Needs to Abandon “Militarized Approach” to Middle East and Build Peace

We continue our conversation with Andrew Bacevich, president and co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He is a retired colonel, Vietnam War veteran and author of, most recently, of “The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.” Bacevich says the crisis with Iran, sparked by… »

07.01.2020

AOC Condemns Killing of Soleimani: This Was an Act of Aggression Committed by the United States

AOC Condemns Killing of Soleimani: This Was an Act of Aggression Committed by the United States

Over the weekend, Democracy Now! spoke with New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and asked her response to the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani. “We need to be tactical about how we can actively resist further escalation on already an unprecedented level of escalation and aggression by the president, and… »

24.12.2019

“The First Cell”: Dr. Azra Raza on Why the “Slash-Poison-Burn Approach” to Cancer Has Failed

“The First Cell”: Dr. Azra Raza on Why the “Slash-Poison-Burn Approach” to Cancer Has Failed

Slash, poison, burn. That’s what a leading cancer doctor calls the protocol of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. We spend $150 billion each year treating cancer, yet a patient with cancer is as likely to die of it today — with a few exceptions — as one was 50 years ago. »

20.12.2019

“We Have to Hold This President Accountable”: In Historic Vote, House Impeaches President Trump

“We Have to Hold This President Accountable”: In Historic Vote, House Impeaches President Trump

President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in a historic vote Wednesday, making him only the third president to be formally charged with high crimes and misdemeanors under the Constitution. By a vote of 230 to 197, the House passed the first article of impeachment, which accuses… »

17.12.2019

COP25 Was a Failure, But Activists’ Collective Organizing at the Talks Was Unprecedented

COP25 Was a Failure, But Activists’ Collective Organizing at the Talks Was Unprecedented

The COP25 United Nations climate summit ended in failure Sunday, after negotiators failed to agree to a deal that would limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — a key goal of the Paris Agreement. Scores of civil society groups condemned governments in the European Union, Australia,… »

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